Workers’ Compensation Basics

If you have been injured on the job or suffer any ongoing illness or pain because of your job or workplace environment, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This is regardless of whether you or your employer contributed to or caused the accident. The workers’ compensation process eliminates the need to bring a personal injury claim against your employer and ensures that you are paid the full amount that it costs to treat the injury.

Workers’ compensation can be a very involved and intensive process, particularly if the injury was severe. Most workers are unable to work for at least some amount of time — some permanently. They are entitled to benefits for both the cost of medical treatment (immediate and ongoing) and the wages they lost while being unable to work.

Effective Representation Following Work-Place Injuries And Pain Related To Work

At KCNS Law Group, LLP, our attorneys handle all legal aspects of your work-related injury case, recovering the full amount of benefits and compensation you deserve from all parties involved.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, call our Glendale, California, law office to speak with a knowledgeable attorney to understand your claim and the amount of benefits you are entitled to receive. Call us today at 800-391-8431.

When you arrange a consultation, we will complete a basic intake process with you, listening to you and fully understanding the nature of your injury, your job and how the injury occurred. Our lawyers will provide a full and clear explanation of the workers’ compensation process, including your legal rights to compensation.

While you will work directly with one specific attorney, our entire team works on each case, dedicating a wealth of legal knowledge and experience in the workers’ compensation process.

We understand how nerve-wracking and overwhelming this process can be, particularly as you are trying to recover from your injury and return your life to normal. We are here for you at every step in the process. You will always have an attorney or paralegal to contact with any question or concern you may have, and all calls are returned quickly to ensure your peace of mind.

Other firms know our abilities to get results for clients and refer cases to us that are beyond their skill. Our extensive experience and focus on workers’ compensation enables us to quickly identify issues and correlations that less- experienced attorneys often miss. This means our clients’ claims often settle for more than those who work with attorneys less knowledgeable in workers’ compensation law.

Third-Party Liability — When Someone Other Than Your Employer Contributed To The Accident

In some cases, someone other than your employer or another employee contributed to or caused your accident. That person may also be liable for damages, called third-party liability. These are handled as personal injury cases. We are equipped to handle all aspects of your injury and recover the full amount of compensation that you deserve from all responsible parties.

Social Security Disability And Ongoing Benefits

Often workplace injuries are severe enough that the worker is no longer able to do his or her job and must apply for disability benefits. In addition to workers’ compensation, we will help you get the Social Security Disability benefits that you deserve when the injury is severe enough to prevent you from working.